Doctors

Eriksen Chiropractic Centers Are Always Ready to Serve You!


Our Founder

Dr. William C. Eriksen


Dr. William C. Eriksen has nearly 50 years’ experience running the busiest chiropractic offices in the area, attracting patients who routinely drove hundreds of miles to be treated. He was privileged to learn directly under the legendary Dr. Clarence Gonstead, who worked personally with Dr. Eriksen to customize adjustment techniques for his specific hand size and biomechanics.

Dr. Eriksen opened the first Eriksen Chiropractic Center in Elizabethtown, Kentucky in 1972. Since its inception, Eriksen Chiropractic Centers has spread across the state of Kentucky. Dr. Eriksen has traveled all over the United States and as far as China to teach and educate patients and fellow practitioners about the Gonstead technique. To this day, Dr. Eriksen personally works with each Eriksen Chiropractic doctor training them how to perfect their technique and how to give their patients the best, and most effective, care possible.

Originally from Alta, Iowa, Dr. William Eriksen and his high school sweetheart, Sarah, recently celebrated 50 years of marriage! They decided to move to Kentucky after traveling through the state having immediately fallen in love with the people and scenery that Elizabethtown had to offer. The Eriksen family has grown to include five children, all of whom have become Palmer College of Chiropractic graduates and chiropractors.

In his spare time, Dr. Eriksen enjoys spending time with his family, following the news and relaxing by racing ATVs in the GNCC or KYXCR circuit, or desert racing in the SCORE circuit. In 2009, Dr. Eriksen and his daughter, Dr. Teddi Eriksen, completed and won first place in their class in the Baja 1000 SCORE race in Mexico.

Our Doctors Are Ready To Help You Today


Our Doctors

Our doctors are committed to meeting all your healthcare needs using safe and effective methods of care. We will spend the time you need to communicate your health needs and develop a plan to eliminate pain and dysfunction and achieve lasting wellness.

Dr. Lee Burns, D.C.


Dr. Lee Burns was born and raised in Bourbon County, Kentucky, where he grew up farming, growing tobacco and tending to cattle and race horses. He graduated from the University of Kentucky and then began working construction with his family owned business in the coal industry. While employed there, he began developing back issues. He was referred to a chiropractor by a neurosurgeon and obtained wonderful results. Shortly following that, he decided to go back to school and, inspired by his own personal experience, chose chiropractic as his new field.

Upon graduation from Palmer College of Chiropractic, he worked with Eriksen Chiropractic for three years before relocating to south-east Kentucky, where he continued practicing chiropractic for the next 10 years. He has now relocated back to the central Kentucky region and has rejoined the Eriksen team. He is excited to be providing the wonderful results that chiropractic can make to Richmond and the Madison County area!

Dr. Maxwell Eriksen, D.C.


The youngest of Dr. Eriksen’s children, Dr. Maxwell Eriksen completed his doctoral degree at Palmer College of Chiropractic and returned to Kentucky to join the family business, practicing out of the Radcliff office. Dr. Max has a passion for the power of chiropractic, coupled with age and ability appropriate exercises. He has founded Twelve Gym in Towne Mall in Elizabethtown which offers American Ninja Warrior Style courses, rock walls and other non-traditional gym features aimed at whole body strength.

Dr. Teddi Eriksen


During her time at Palmer, Dr. Teddi Eriksen participated in the clinic abroad program performing humanitarian work in Brazil. She was able to travel the country and offer free evaluations and chiropractic care to the local villagers that were otherwise unable to obtain health care. Dr. Teddi has also completed her certification to become a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (C.C.E.P).

Dr. Teddi enjoys spending her free time with her family, and of course UK basketball and racing remain important parts of her life. In 2009, she went desert racing with her father, where they won their class in the Baja 1000 in Mexico. They raced for Team Eriksen raising money and awareness for chiropractic education and research.

Dr. Joshua Nichols, D.C., C.C.S.P.


Dr. Nichols has a passion for chiropractic and the benefits it provides athletes from a performance enhancement and not injury perspective. Dr. Nichols has practiced chiropractic serving a wide range of populations including: athletes from The United States Olympic and Paralympics Teams, Canadian, Hong Kong, and European National teams in Track and Field, Ski and Snowboarding, Water Polo, and Wheelchair Rugby. He has helped numerous patients from professional and collegiate level athletes, to kids just starting out in sports, as well the general public. He is the only Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) in the area, and one of only a few in the entire state.

Originally from Colorado, Dr. Nichols spent his undergraduate at the University of Wyoming and Clemson University in South Carolina studying Human Nutrition and Food Science. After attending the University of Wyoming, he went on to attend Logan College of Chiropractic and Logan University, where he received a Bachelors in Life Sciences and Doctorate of Chiropractic degree.

During his time at Logan, he was chosen to intern under Dr. Laney Nelson, 2012 Sports Chiropractor of the year, as well as doing his senior internship in Denver, Colorado with Dr. Shawn Caldwell, Chiropractor for the Colorado Rockies professional baseball team and the Denver Broncos. After graduation, Dr. Nichols chose to take an additional Chiropractic Residency in Sports Science and Rehabilitation at the Human Performance Center at Logan. Dr. Nichols earned an advanced degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation; he also oversaw and helped expand the role with Chiropractors for the Athletic Department at Lindenwood University.

Dr. Nichols has an understanding of lower extremity biomechanics and prevention and management of injuries to the ankle, knee, pelvis, as well as the shoulder and hand. He helped to develop a chiropractic protocol in the management and treatment of concussion and post-concussion symptoms, shin splints, Posterior Tibialis Tendon Dysfunction and more. Dr. Nichols has incorporated myofascial release/Active Release Technique in adjunct to the chiropractic adjustments using the Gonstead technique. He has also been certified in kinesio taping and dry needling protocols.

Dr. Nichols has a passion for the outdoors, especially cross-country skiing and snowboarding and for his growing family. While in high school, he had the opportunity to ride with Joy Rides Professional team for a season.

Schedule An Appointment


This is the first step in giving yourself a healthy and pain free life. We always look forward to growing our family and welcoming yours. Eriksen Chiropractic provides patient-friendly amenities such as private adjusting rooms and convenient office hours designed to accommodate the schedules of our varied clientele. We have strategically located our offices so that they are accessible statewide.